The allure of a toffee, buttery taste melded with the feel good factor of a piping hot latte can literarily suck you into a Starbucks or similar coffee house. Toffee nut crunch latte is a winner, especially in colder climes. Read until the end to learn how to bring those tastes, textures and tummy warming sensations to the home.
With some simple planning and a shopping list you can benefit from saving a regular coffee house outlay and tweak the recipe to your own desire. Plus I’m sure you’ll gain some fans among friends and family.
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What You’ll Need to Make a Toffee Nut Crunch Latte (With Milk Froth)
While its possible to make a honed down version without espresso, I suggest using an espresso machine to provide a bistro, top quality taste. Espresso machines come in several formats from capable budget 20 bar machines to more expensive automatic versions that’ll do everything for you.
Secondly you’ll need a milk frother to generate bistro style foamed milk. Like espresso machines there are multiple formats such as budget handheld devices, dedicated stand alone versions that heat and froth the milk or the professional style frothing wands found attached to modern espresso machines.
For lattes the froth does not need to be dense like you’d find in a cappuccino, it needs to be thicker than hot milk; the injected air creates micro bubbles which will create a creamy texture.
Ingredients For Toffee Nut Crunch Latte (With Milk Froth) Recipe
Toffee Syrup Ingredients
- 100 G of butter
- 260 G of water
- 210 G of white sugar
Home Sugar Syrup Recipe
- 100 ml of water
- 200 g of white sugar
- Plastic container
Toffee Nut Crunch Latte (With Milk Froth) Ingredients
- 1 espresso shot
- Tall glass
- Fill two thirds of glass with warm milk froth
- 1 tablespoon syrup recipe
- 3 tablespoons of toffee syrup ingredients
- A handful of walnuts will suffice for 4 servings.
- Grate into fine flakes and toast under the grill for 40 seconds until brown.
Step 1 – Make the Toffee Syrup
Heat 210g of white sugar in a pan. Once it starts to melt and become a caramel color, start adding 250ml water in piecemeal amounts.
When the liquid starts to boil add the butter and keep your eye on the mixture, stirring regularly and preventing burning. Use a ballon whisk to keep the liquid smooth and consistent. The final result should have a honey-like texture. Set aside.
Step 2 – Make the Home Sugar Syrup Recipe
Heat the water until its hot to touch, add sugar and stir. The liquid should form a paste. Set aside in a container.
Step 3 – Make Espresso
The fundamental ingredient of the latte is the espresso. Use your home espresso machine to provide you with one or two shots (the benefit of tweaking the recipe at home to suit your taste) of rich, delicious crema and pour into a 10 ounce glass.
Step 4 – Add the Frothed Milk
When you have whipped up a creamy froth (not to dense as lattes require a frothy, steamed milk type texture which can be stirred) pour it straight on to your espresso shot filling up about two thirds of the glass. Good dedicated milk frothers should give you the latte style froth you need within 45 seconds.
Froth With a Handheld Frother
A handheld milk frother, you’ll know doesn’t warm milk so you’ll need to place a mug of cold milk into the microwave until it reaches about 130-150 °F (54-66 c). Then dip in your frothing wand and turn on, moving it up and down gently until you have a creamy texture.
Add 3 tablespoons of toffee nut syrup, and 1 teaspoon of sugar syrup and mix into the latte drink. If you want to add a decadent touch a twirl of whipping cream will cap off your creation with aplomb. Finally, sprinkle on the toasted flaked almonds for a delicious conclusion.
Hopefully, you have mastered the toffee nut crunch latte (with milk froth) recipe so you can stay in the warmth of home without freezing your toes, while regularly seeking out a craving for latte and toffee flavors. Plus you can strengthen your espresso dose, un sweeten the toffee and bulk up the whipped cream or not – its up to you, when you conjure this cause celebre in the comfort of your kitchen. Plus I’m sure you’ll never be so popular among gratified guests.
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